Cailleach Podcast

Imbas

I have been dreaming into this creation for a long time. Was I waiting for the most auspicious time? I’m not sure but it seems to have arrived!​ I was particularly inspired by others who had interview me for their podcasts (Maureen Howard’s Eco Living In Action and Finn Wendle’s Regenerative Livelihood.) It seems that even with fairly basic technical skills and equipment I could get going.

As I send it out into the multimediaverse my intention is that some or all of its elements will form their own connections for an audience that also hopes to be a part of the regeneration of life on earth.

There are 8 threads: Interviews, Story Time, Identity, Well of Being, Eco-System Thinking, Mediations, Ireland the Ancestors, & Hands On. There are 8 release dates on Celtic seasonal festivals.

In late 2020, I am recording and editing by the fireside in An Seanteachín, like a Seanchaí I am telling tales for these times or perhaps for the future ones, like my granddaughter Violet who was born in 2019, for her they might be tales of long ago.

Inspired and supported by my husband, my children, my granddaughter and my amazing wider family, friends community and interviewees on this podcast.

Cruthaigh

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Cruthaigh means ‘to create’ in Irish and was brought about to inspire healing through creativity under the Spiral as the symbol for change in Ireland.

Creativity, inspiration and healing are three major elements to healthy individuals and communities and Cruthaigh intends on making that common knowledge around Ireland. It is very important for individuals to know that change must happen within themselves before the world will change. As above, so below, as within, so without.

By Cruthaigh becoming a nationally recognised entity that blurs the world’s of the ancient and the modern it is is destined that our lovely land of Ireland will once again become a festival of love and craic forevermore.

Saor de Paor

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Siobhan de Paor is a journalist, activist, poet, dramatist, ritual maker and teacher based on the Dingle peninsula, Kerry, Ireland, on the westernmost point of the Western World, Europe’s Outpost.  She works through Irish and English.

Is file mé

here to fill a
function in the tribe,
to call out the imperial side
to capture
the imagination of a nation
with nets of silver
to sit in waiting
for God’s cast offs
and metaphors
and answers to
the ‘what fors?’
to invoke and provoke
and get my spoke
into this celtic wheel
and with a bleeding heart 
make you feel
with the spoken word
make it real

-SdP

Jealue

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Jeannine Luetzkendorf is an artist and designer, originally from Germany. She likes to work with and mix different media, but her vocation lies in sculpture, particularly ceramics. Her recent works have been profoundly inspired by the lore and myths of her new home in Drogheda, the heart of the Boyne valley. She creates series of small sculptures and takes commissions for custom made artworks. Her creations are tactile and experiment heavily with textures and glazes. Each of her pieces is unique and individually handcrafted.

Bog Bodies Band

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 Bog Bodies are a heavy folk outfit (often dubbed “Bog Rock” or “Druid Rock”) formed by Irish singer-songwriter and anthropologist Dan Maher. Their genre-bending, high-energy folk sound is inspired by Dan’s close study and appreciation of ancient culture, pulling songs from the ether during visits to megalithic tombs and other ancient sites.

The forthcoming debut album has been written and arranged by Maher over the last 2 years of world-travel and has been scheduled for release in Fall of 2021.

FIONNÁIN Creative Arts

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FIONNÁIN Creative Arts™ studio of creative art is a Mullingar based photographic, film, art, & design school for creative talent with an interest in creative arts and home to FINNimaje™ and Creative Director Jason Ó Fionnáin

Currently in pre-production, Gods & Fighting Men is an Irish historical drama filmed on location in Ireland set in the year 220 AD.

Treibh

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‘Treibh {Tribe} is an experimental music project releasing music throughout 2021 honouring the Solstices, Equinoxes and Fire Festivals on an album entitled ‘Roth na Bliana.’ {Wheel of the Year’} The goal of the venture being to explore Irish folklore, paganism and history throughout the year with music and art.

Featuring three core members from various musical and creative backgrounds, Adam Robert Martin, Martin Byrne and Amy Aoife McCausland, The album will feature traditional and some not so traditional instruments, with bilingual voice as well as some additional guest collaborators along the way.

Each piece of music is released on or around each Quarter Day and Fire Festival with artwork added to a central Wheel piece over the course of the year. The album will feature additional experimental ‘Threads’. These are more raw, experimental pieces, some improvised, some reworked, that tie each of the main pieces of music together to form a cohesive body of work.

‘Roth na Bliana’ is available as ‘pay what you like’ on Bandcamp and each time we release a track, those who have paid for the album get these new tracks free. Each track can also be streamed or purchased separately.

Hopefully by the end of 2021, the wheel will be complete and in 2022 we hope to take Treibh live to perform ‘Roth na Bliana’ for audiences.’

Mythical Mournes

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My name is Aoife Mooney and I live in Mourne, County Down. I started Mythical Mournes in the summer of 2019 when I wrote some short stories for my niece, I told her about the fairies in the Mourne Mountains and the Mermaids in the sea and she loved them! I have always been enamoured by the thought of mythical creatures and so I decided to start an Instagram page to showcase my poetry and short stories as it’s not something I had seen before and I thought people would enjoy them.

Beyond the Veil

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Jean Bowen

I am a therapist who works and lives in west Cork Ireland. I have been working in the healing arts for many years offering Hawaiian bodywork, Shamanic Healing and various Energy therapies. I offer Cacao and breathwork Circles to women. My intention is always to work within a sacred space and create that for each client to allow a deep exploration into themselves and the reflections of themselves in the world that they are processing at any given moment.  My journey into Artwork is inspired by the reemergence of the wisdom teachings of the Divine feminine and the healing of this aspect within ourselves and on a planetary level. Connecting with the Divine feminine energy each painting holds a different aspect of her mystery magic and guidance in close relation to the elements and nature.

I never know what is going to come through and as a result I have developed a  skill of deep listening and patience allowing it to communicate its message. I set an intention and connect to the Canvas through chant or meditation feeling my way.  It brings up the usual frustrations when I get blocked or don’t know what comes next but learning to trust and go with the flow results in a finished piece. Each has its own message and Wisdom teachings. As my art teacher thought me I always set the intention that my art is medicine for me first, and also healing for anyone who observes and feels into it, receiving their own message. I see these goddesses in my journey work and work with them to bridge the gap between ordinary and non ordinary reality.

It is my hope that they also create this communication with others who choose to work with them in this way or simply be held by their energy allowing the remembrance of their teachings to illuminate the way.